Bonita Springs, FL – Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) has collaborated with Alliance Cigar to add a new size to Alliance’s acclaimed DeSocio series. A corona gorda vitola will be available in RPPC’s renowned Sun Grown Maduro brand and will measure 5 ¾ x 46. The new addition called Sun Grown Maduro DeSocio will hit the market this month, sold exclusively through Alliance Cigar.
Tom Sullivan, president, and owner of Alliance Cigar said, “We are honored and proud of our 15-plus year friendship and working relationship with Rocky and Nish Patel. This addition to our DeSocio Series is a result of our friendship and passion for the small craft artistry of our industry.”
Sullivan collaborated directly with Nish Patel, executive vice president at RPPC, on the new Sun Grown Maduro DeSocio. “Tommy has been a longtime friend and business partner,” he said. “The decision to work together on an extension to his DeSocio brand via the Sun Grown Maduro brand was a no-brainer.”
The Sun Grown Maduro DeSocio features a balance of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos enveloped beneath a lush Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The rich and robust blend is the same that earned 95 points and the #2 Cigar of 2016 honor from Cigar Aficionado magazine – the highest honor RPPC has ever received.
Rocky Patel, the owner of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, said, “We wanted to work with Tommy on a special addition to his DeSocio brand, and what would be more special than the Sun Grown Maduro? It’s the only size extension we’ve ever done for SGM.”
The DeSocio series was created by Sullivan as a homage to his cigar loving maternal grandfather. The Sun Grown Maduro DeSocio becomes the eighth installment in the series and will be available to all of Alliance’s preferred vendors.